At Mercer school our door is always open especially when it is to discuss learning. It is essential that we all have a clear understanding of your childs learning needs and progessions and work together to support your child’s learning.
We use a range of formal, informal, oral and written means to communicate each student’s progress.
You will recieve two formal reports a year.
An interim report in term 2 shows the student’s progress towards the learning goals which were made at the beginning of the year and identifies next steps.
An end-of-year report is the culmination of a year of goal setting, planning, reviewing and reflection on the part of the student, the teacher, and the parents, family and whānau. It’s a statement that sums up the year, celebrates what has been learned and sets the framework for the next year.
Conferences are an important opportunity to have conversations about learning and better understand the needs of each student. We like to involve our students in the reporting process and allow them to share their successes and next steps. During the conference we will be viewing student learning portfolios, interim reports and assessment data. We will also be sharing ideas on how best to move your child's learning forward.
Includes informal meetings and discussions, viewing students books and work, visiting our wikispace (access through our website), celebrations of achievements in our school newsletter, website or at special assembilies.
No more National Standards... So how will be assess the progress your child makes?
With the recent removal of National Standards Mercer School will move toward, or back, to the very effective and appropriate measurement of your childs progress. We will use a wide range of formative and summative assessments. This will include using a range of formal tests/assessments, observing your childs work in the classroom, conversations with students, parents and other teachers about their learning and children assessing their own and each other’s learning.
As a school we value your input when determining what is important for the children of Mercer School.
Periodically we will consult our community on a variety of aspects of our school and curriculum.
Reporting to Parents